London Scottish is delighted to announce that former Scotland age-group internationalist Neale Patrick has joined the Club on a one-year deal.
The 6ft-8 inch lock forward moves to Scottish from Plymouth Albion following spells at Rotherham Titans and Cornish Pirates.
Patrick, who teamed up with current London Scots Josh Thomas Brown and Matt Heeks during Scotland’s U20 Six Nations campaign in 2008, brings with him renowned power in the set piece but also dynamism in the loose coupled with a strong ball carrying ability and a high work rate.
The 26-year-old former Perthshire High School pupil said: “I am really pleased to have joined London Scottish.
“I want to play at the highest level possible and I see London Scottish as a step in the right direction.
“Obviously being a Scot, the Club appealed to me massively and having spoken to some of the current players, it sounds like an enjoyable place to play your rugby.
“The Club has managed to keep hold of the majority of players who did so well this season.
“That’s a big plus and hopefully we can compete for the top four again next season.”
He added: “A lot of my friends live in London which is good and I’m looking forward to the move.”
London Scottish coach Peter Richards said: “Neale is a player the Club has tracked for a couple of years now and we are really pleased he has decided to join London Scottish.
“His ‘no-nonsense’ approach is well-suited to what is a demanding and physical Championship season.
“His work ethic and ball carrying ability going forward as well as his athleticism and power in the set-piece is going to benefit the squad enormously.”